Therapy & healing

How to heal on the inside

There are several different types of therapies. What type suits you best based on your issues and preferences is up to yourself to decide. Every trauma needs therapy to heal and even though time, love and nature are very potent therapists, sometimes we need more. For physical traumas we consult physicians but when it comes to psychological and emotional traumas we are less likely to contact a doctor.

This blog shines a little light on therapies for psychological and emotional healing. We cover everything from psychotherapy to hypnotherapy and light therapy - and much more between and beyond. Each person and each story is unique so it is important with a wide variety of therapies. Many people have to try  different approaches to heal before they find what works for them. This blog aims to be a rough guide to what is out there.

Hypnotherapy and meditation

15 Apr 2019

Hypnotherapy is often used to break bad habits such as smoking, but also to reinforce new, better ones. It can be the bad habit of smoking but also the bad habit of thinking negative thoughts or stressing about non-important things. 

Meditation is similar to hypnotherapy in some ways, both methods are effective for problems with anxiety, stress, depression and insomnia, and what works better for each person is individual. Why not try a session and see what effects it has on you?

Did you know that VR games can help treat people with phobias?

9 Apr 2019

A new form of therapy is emerging to treat people with specific phobias these days – virtual reality games are being developed to immerse people within different scenarios and help them face their fears. Let’s take a quick look at how this works.

Exposure

Fear exposure therapy is possible thanks to virtual reality devices like the Oculus Rift and other VR headsets. For example, a VR game may safely expose those people with an irrational fear of heights to a lifelike scenario where they would have to walk over a high bridge or plank. This would of course still cause some degree of fear in the person since the scene would look very real, yet the knowledge that in reality he or she is safe on the ground would help alleviate some of that fear response, so that the individual can start conquering the phobia step by step.

VR can also be used for fun

Of course, VR games are not used solely for therapy, but also for entertainment. Whether it’s driving a supercar along a winding road, flying a plane or shooting at a the enemy, you can imagine how much more immersive and fun it can be to play a game in VR mode. Lately, some online casinos have also added a couple of VR slots to their portfolio, which can be played to win real money. Check them out at CasinoHawks.com!

Freud

25 Feb 2019

Sigmund Freud is the father of psychoanalysis which is still being studied and used in therapy to this day. His starting point was that humans are troubled and anxious by nature. This is a brief introduction to the man we have to thank (or not) for psychotherapy.